The report covers the biennial period ending Sept. 30, 1896. Besides containing the "General Report of the Board," "Report of the Secretary," "Report of the Inspection of the Different State Institutions" and "Report of Delegate to the Conference of State Boards," we note "The Purification of the Water Supply of Ashland by Sand Filtration," and "Enteric or Typhoid Fever," articles of much value. The report also presents a list of health officers of local boards, and extracts showing the general health of the different cities and towns. Dr. U. O. B. Wingate is secretary of the Board.